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Upcoming 2019 Hat Making Classes
Learn "exquisite" hat making, beginning with the basics!  I will be teaching a 4-session course at
the Elisabeth Jones Art Center here in Portland from 5-8pm on May 16th, 17th, 23rd and 24th.  
This workshop will teach traditional millinery techniques with a contemporary twist by emphasizing
the use of re-purposed items and found objects as affordable, accessible, and environmentally
friendly alternatives to often very expensive traditional millinery equipment and supplies.
Participants will learn how to hand block and trim a hat on oddball objects like wooden bowls,
light fixtures, and candy dishes and will leave class with a completed hat. Some previous sewing
experience is helpful but not mandatory to take the class. Materials will be provided, but
participants are welcome to bring their own items for trimming and decorating their hat.

​Students provide their own sewing kit:
Scissors, needle, thread, thimble.

Total cost: $235 includes all materials

Please note, this class is a series of 4-meetings total!

For more information and to register, please visit  
http://www.elisabethjones.art/the-elegant-hat
A Nod to Mod Fashion Show
I had a great time participating in the moto-themed fashion show called "A Nod to Mod" which
was curated by Portland Apparel Lab and Vespa Portland as an homage to Italian scooters and
the culture surrounding them.  As part of Design Week Portland on April 12th local designers
showcased their finest moto and mod themed looks of 2019.  I not only made two hats for the
show but also created the outfits to go with them.  My models/friends Allegra and Shae looked
spectacularly mod and we got some wonderful responses from people who attended the show.  
Both hats...an ivory felt mod cap with bow and a gold felt beehive with a large embossed
flower...are available in my etsy shop and can be custom made in a variety of colors.
Congratulations to Mingaile (@Soapstealer) for her prize winning designs...her tailoring skills
are amazing...and for the photo she took of me putting the beehive hat on Allegra's crown.